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, john boehner. >> i now pass this gavel and the sacred trust that goes with it to the new speaker. god bless you, speaker boehner. >> he is a career politician, ohioan, hard scrabble upbringing. arrived in 1990, was part of the gang that went after the democrats over the bank scandals. rose to power, became a dealmaker. >> narrator: boehner had served ten terms in the congress, carefully working his way up the leadership ladder. >> john boehner regards himself as an institutionalist, a guy who really loves, reveres even, the house of representatives. >> narrator: but now, boehner would have to lead a class of insurgents. >> i don't think he knew what had fallen into his lap. i don't think he recognized that this was going to be such a hard ride. >> house republicans in the 112th congress plotted strategy. >> narrator: the week after they were sworn in, boehner and the house republicans headed to a private retreat in baltimore. >> two and a half days of presentations... >> narrator: they came together to bond and build a strategy. >> in baltimore, we were kind of laying out the plan and
a little biscuit. smile! ohhh bring it in! ooohhhooh! >>> john boehner has finally figured out how to lead the house of representatives. put all of the responsibility for governing on the senate and the president. >> if he is serious about ena enacting his agenda, i think it must start with a part of this congress that his party controls, the united states senate. >> that includes the sequester which is scheduled to take effect two weeks from today. >> we're going to insist that they finally pass a plan to replace the president's sequester. this sequester was the president's idea, his party needs to follow through on their plans to replace it. if they're willing to pass a bill, we'll find some way to work with them. >> john boehner told the "associated press" in an interview he is not interested in a grand bargain to avert the sequester. remember, this is the president's idea he insisted on this and until he puts forward a plan to place the sequester and his senate democratic colleagues pass it, we're going to be stuck with it. frankly, every time i've gotten into one of these high-profile
people. >> let's go ahead and play john boehner. john boehner was just speaking a moment ago, i want to play it for everybody. go ahead and listen. >> -- if he's serious about enacting his agenda, i think it must start with the part of this congress that his party controls the united states senate. you know, what can he get passed in the united states senate. the president wants to impose a national cap and trade energy tax. i would hope that senate democrats would take it up. if the president wants more stimulus spending, i would expect the united states senate to go ahead and take it up. if the president wants more tax hikes that destroy jobs, then his democrat allies in the senate ought to take it up. this isn't the agenda that many americans are looking for. and i think many in the president's own party won't support those ideas. in the house, we're going to continue to focus on what the american people's top priorities are, creating jobs and cutting spending. now, for the last two years, the house has done its work, we've passed legislation to tackle the tough challenges that am
second term? >> well, the first go around back in the summer of 2011 he and john boehner went behind closed doors met in secret, cooked up what became known as the grand bargain. he had given entitlement cuts, boehner would find $800 million in revenue and that worked well until joe biden maybe accidentlily told eric cantor the number two republican and the bile rival with boehner that they were holding negotiations, and he didn't like that. they pushed everything down at the election creating at the time the fiscal cliff which was as one person in our film called a suicide event strapped on to the economy and waiting to be detonated. after the election obama sits down with boehner. they wait until the middle of december because obama has been slow walking boehner's proposal were right after the election. and the president is pretty tough. he doesn't want to give anything that he was giving away back in the grand bargain talk. and he doesn't think boehner at $800 billion is giving him enough. that's a signal right there that things are not going to go well back in december, and we kn
speaker boehner and senate leader mitch mcconnell call the president's speech a missed opportunity. >> an opportunity to bring together the country and instead became a retread of lip service and liberalism. for democratic president entering his second term, it was simply unequal to the moment. following four years of this president's unwillingness to challenge liberal dogma. we got more of the same. >> i have been dealing with a minimum wage issue for the last 28 years that i have been elected office. when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens. you get less of it. in a time when the american people are asking where are the jobs, why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people. >> let's bring in the "news nation" panel and syndicated talk show host and contributor michael smerconish, cnbc contributor and columnist for reuters and the atlantic. lots of jobs for you. let me start off with you. you have a president talking about raising the minimum wage and the follow-up from republicans today is that that would hurt the jobs creators. an argumen
's unwillingness to challenge liberal dogma, we got more of the same. >> well, speaker john boehner dismissed the president's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 on hour. let's listen to the speaker. >> listen. i've been dealing with the minimum wage issue for the last 28 years that i've been in elective office. and when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens. you get less of it. at a time when the american people are still asking the question where are the jobs, why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people? >> you know, chuck, last night reminded me of high school debating. it was the same old arguments. i mean, i'm not putting him down necessarily. but what we heard from senator rubio and boehner. let's fight over minimum wage. the evils of minimum wage. >> this is where you look at this -- and i look at this speech as a political document. you look at the minimum wage is a 65% approved item. when you look at universal pre-k. that's a 65% approval. when you look at the idea of having high schools get more skill -- teach more actic skills, this i
gotten a picture, you'll remember, when president obama played with house speaker john boehner. we it get a picture. in this instance, i think that there was a lot of interest in having a picture because, of course, it was an historic moment. this was the first time that the president played with tiger woods, and we are told, again, according to a golf reporter, that the president said to tiger that he was glad that he was playing better, so there was a lot of interest in what was happening and, of course, of seeing visual representation and at this point having gotten that. andrea. >> of course. questions occur. did they not permit a picture because it's tiger woods and because some people might object to tiger woods and the controversy of the past? is it because they didn't want to see the president -- show the president vacationing and he is intigs entitled to a vacation on a weekend we're facing the sequester and the congress is also vacationing? is it because it's his second term, and he is feeling more relaxed about doing things that he really always wanted to do? it's just raising
's up to the house. yesterday, 17 republicans called on john boehner to schedule an up-or-down vote on the violence against women act. if there is a vote in the house, those 17 republican votes, alone, together with the support of all house democrats will send that bill to president obama. john boehner, what are you waiting for? another exciting show tomorrow. have a good one, tokesfolks. come back and see us again tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh i'm sorry. are we on? glug glug, glug. >> stephanie: good morning jacki schechner. is she there? >> hold on. i just had to sip some water. >> stephanie: were you also drinking? >> totally parched. >> stephanie: wow. dry as a desert in here. [ laughter ] >> sean hannity said that was the best response to a state of the union he's ever seen. >> stephanie: awkward! >> he was going along fairly well. compared to jindal and some of the others in the past. >> he looked like he was running for a fraternity president. >> stephanie: he didn't get the chris matthews oh, god until that point. >
, i believe john boehner is sitting behind him at that moment thinking, he is exactly right, we shouldn't be tampering with this stuff. we will lose as a party, republicans in the house, if we do get caught tampering with this stuff again like we did on debt ceiling. but how does boehner try to keep control of his side on this? >> well, and that has been the big question. it is remarkable, actually, that we were able to avoid the fiscal cliff. i mean, we sort of went over it and we were able to keep that intact. and the republicans basically blinked, they realized on some level that they were becoming known as the party of manufacturing crisis. this was all they -- that they had to offer the country. if they go down that path too many times, their approval ratings are already at all-time lows. they can't sink any further in the public's estimation. and we're looking at sequester and continuing resolution. we're going to have another debt ceiling debate in the summer. now rather than the burden being on the democrats to figure out the problems, i really think the burden is on the
in the broadcast. lou: john boehner no longer taking president obama serious seriously. andrea and juan williams join us. >> mega-merger, world's largest airline closer to reality, we'll tell you what it means to the cost of air travel. next. the capital one cash rewards card giveyou 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more... [ midwestern/chicago accent ] cheddar! yeah! 50 percent more [yodeling] yodel-ay-ee-oo. 50% re flash. [ southern accent ] 50 percent more taters. that's where tots come from. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who like more cash. 50% more spy stuff. what's in your wallet? this car is too small. lou: american airline to become world's biggest carrier, aviation consultant mike void will be joining us. on the surface on wall street it looked like a calm session. the dow jones down 9.95 at close, s&p 500 and nazdaq moving slightly higher, closing at 52-week highs, it of busiest day on the big board since th
an hour. >> john: which sounds reasonable to me, to you, most americans but not to john boehner speaker of the house. >> when you raise the price of employment guess what happens you get less of it. >> john: that is not true. and that comes from a political leader who thinks billionaires who have it rough but poor people have it too easy. the president laid out what he would do on the abraham/ing sequester that would push the economy into recession. >> obama: on medicare i'm prepared to enact reforms that will achieve the same amount of healthcare savings by the beginning of the next decade as the reforms proposed by the bipartisan simpson-bowles commission. to hit the rest of our deficit reduction target we should do what lourdes in both parties have already suggested, and save hundreds of billions of dollars by getting rid of the tax loopholes and deductions for the well-off and the well-connected. >> the >> the president's sequester that we want to sea happen, but when it comes to overcoming their miserable performance with hispanic voters, here's part of what he said about immigrat
and john boehner. in response i think to the number of democrats and the first lady bringing victims of gun violence with them as guests to the state of the union this year, to highlight that issue, one republican member of congress this year has decided to do his part to advance the serious consideration of gun violence and lawful gun ownership in america by inviting as his guest for the state of the union this gentleman. >> hey obama, you might want to suck on one of these, you punk! obama, he's a piece of [ bleep ] and i told him to suck on my machine gun. let's hear it for him. i said hey, humor me. you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless [ bleep ]. >> mr. ted nugent is a musician. i believe he is still mostly known for "cat scratch fever", but i could be wrong. he was investigated by the secret service last year after telling an nra convention in april of 2012, quote, if barack obama is elected, i'll either be dead or in jail this time next year." texas congressman steve stockman has invited ted nugent to be his guest for the state of the union. but if you th
watched the stadium, like we all did, every second of it. why was boehner always purposely dour? never smiled own once. >> i was going to say n. a focus group of walmart moms who watched it they said the exact same thing. they said, damn, that boehner just looked like a petulant child behind him. so they're picking up on regular people picking up on the body language. they also understand the republican party, brand if tself right now is much more about obstruction. they don't stand for something that is, you know, a policy area. especially on the economy that they agree with. >> i think democrats may have benefited. you heard president obama in the state of the union talking about raising minimum wage to $9. probably won't happen. that tab low of seeing democrats stand and cheer at the $9 and republicans sit and say essentially they wouldn't want that -- chris: gained them. >> gained them. they have a credible argument. chris: but they looked like 47% haters again. >> you hear from smart republicans we have to get over obama. we're never going to run against him again. at the state of
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. this morning speaker boehner and -- have a breakfast with television anchors and correspondentses. he said he doesn't think that the president has the gouts make tough schoisz. that's not someone that sounds like you're going to make a deal with. >> at the same time the president jean sperling from the white house economic council said that the president does believe that there have to be some entitlement cuts. he that issed to joe scarborough today. i think they're trying to reserve some running room here for real negotiations, and i have been told mike and chris that democrats on the hell think that the senate democrats at least think that john boehner is ready to make a deal for all the tough talk going into this. >> he is being outflanked by eric cantor, and he is ready to negotiate. >> i think the problem, though, andrea, is it's two-fold. first john boehner has said publicly i'm not getting into any more one-on-one negotiations with the president. you know, maybe is he going to do a broader negotiation, but ultimately it's hard to imagine that statement -- adding to john boehner running
through on their plans to replace it. >> chris: house speaker john boehner and democratic whip steny hoyer, still no closer to a deal to avoid $85 billion in spending cuts on march 1st and we're back now with the panel. the man who literally wrote the book about the budget battle, put it to rest: whose idea was the sequester and did you ever think we'd actually get to this point? >> first, it was the white house, it was obama and jack lew and rob nabors who went to harry reid and said this is the solution but everyone has their fingerprint on this and it is everyone's -- the policy and it is law, what is important about it is, it is a governing travesty. the idea that you are going to go around and in random ways cut things and would be like a family that has to cut their budget, saying, let's cut the medicine that keeps the children alive. it is stupid. >> chris: kim, having said that it is stupid, what are the chances that we're actually going to reach march 1st and the sequester, the $85 billion in automatic cuts, will kick in and if it does, and if we begin to see, markets reacting and
of the union, the speaker of the house, john boehner, held a meeting this morning and gave his own preview of what to expect. nbc's kelly o'donnell was there and she joins me live from capitol hill. kelly, i understand some very strong language from boehner. what did he have to say? >> well, good morning, chris. this is a tradition on the state of the union day that the speaker of the house meets with a small group of broadcast reporters, who cover him. and it was a wide-ranging, hour-long meeting. and it really was a difference in tone from what we've seen in past years. while the speaker maintains he has that good relationship with the president, he had some sharp words. in particular, in talking about what he believes is the president's approach to dealing with the fiscal crisis, spending issues, those kinds of things, this is a quote from speaker john boehner. "i think he'd like," meaning the president," to do the kind of heavy lifting that needs to be done. here's the key quote, i don't think he's got the guts to do it. that fell in the room. and we pressed the speaker about that. did
that tradition is going to be destroyed forever. unless john boehner acts. because in the gallery tonight as a guest of congressman steve stockman maybe you've heard this, is going to be rocker, loud mouth a-hole, ted nugent. yeah. steve stockman says he is honored to have a patriot like ted nugent as his guest at the state of the union. i mean can you believe it? ted nugent. this is a guy who has, in the last year, threatened the life of president obama called him all kinds of names. been investigated by the secret service for threatening the life of the president. he has called hillary clinton a bitch. he has attacked senator dianne feinstein and senator barbara boxer among others and he is a guest of a member of congress tonight at the state of the union address. unfreakin' believable. here he is, sounds a little hard but you'll hear it. here he is at a concert last year where first of all -- he's got a machine gun on stage. okay. so he's a member of the nra. who cares he's a member of the nra. that's not the problem. that's not the issue. who cares he's against gun control. that's not
to citizensship for people already here. speaker boehner said his great fear was the president would get in the way, that he thought there were already bipartisan efforts under way on the hill. has the white house, in fact, circulated the own plan behind the keeps or where is all that? >> the president's great fear is we don't take this opportunity to meet immigration reform exrepsively in four ways. continue with the great progress we have made on border security. continue to crack down on businesses that game system and hire illegal workers. three, have a path to earned citizenship for people that they earn their citizenship if they pay back taxes, pass background check, and learn english. and lastly reform the legal immigration system tow people have a reasonable opportunity to get to this country. all of us are descend apts of immigration. and we want to make sure-- >> schieffer: so is this a new plan the president is circulated? >> i think the report said-- i would have to check-- but i think it said it has been circulating inside the administration. and i think the president laid o
jobs. going to create uncertainty. john: house republican leader john boehner sat behind the president during the speech and did not stir a muscle in any way that might be mistaken for approving of the president's ideas. this was the reaction from mr. boehner the next day. last night, the president offered up more of the same -- higher taxes and more stimulus spending and we're weeks away from the president's sequester and the president laid out no plan to eliminate the sequester and the harmful cuts that will come as a result of it. john: eamon, any of the things the president talked about going to pass? >> i think he's got a fight on his hands. republicans, as you saw, just from the body language of speaker boehner sitting behind the president, republicans are not in a mood to offer him any major wins here. i don't think they feel they need to except perhaps on immigration which runs on a separate political track so the president is proposing these things. they're not really going to get done and it reminds me of bill clinton going small ball towards the end of his presidency. >> the
. >> congressman, i have to say to you that even before the president has spoken, here is john boehner, the speaker of the house, who said this about the president and tackling fiscal issues. to do the kind of heavy lifting that needs to be done, i don't think he's got the guts to do it. and then later says boehner, he doesn't have the courage to take on the liberal side of his own party. sir, i'm shot sure which is more deeply hypocritical, john boehner criticizing the president over his leadership ability or dick cheney dismissing his foreign policy record. which is worse? >> i tell you one thing, i think boehner has his own internal problems and that he shouldn't run out there and get in the president's way because in doing that he's getting in the american people's way. i think it's time that people want to see us go above party and think in terms of our country. i think they're exhausted at the partisan politics and now is the time to rembuild america and moe forward. >> i thought it was speaker bain mother didn't have the guts to do a grand bargain deal with the president because he was frigh
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